Japanese Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Nagoya 7.7mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R

SOLD FOR: $1,580.56

WOA#: WY240126MC001

Make: Nagoya Arsenal, Japan

Model: Type 2 Paratrooper

Serial Number: 4946

Year of Manufacture: Between 1943-1945

Caliber: 7.7mm Japanese

Action Type: Bolt action, internal 5 round magazine

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “914”, “914”, “4946” and the Nagoya Arsenal mark. The top of the receiver has a very faint Chrysanthemum and Type Two in Japanese Characters. The bolt handle and extractor are both marked “946”. The captive take down pin is marked with “914”. The bayonet lug is marked “632”. The left side of the barrel and barrel clever joint metal are both marked “914”. The barrel lug is marked “946”.

Barrel Length: 26”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an inverted white painted “V” post set between two protective ears. The rear sight ladder has a fixed aperture when down and a sliding aperture when flipped up. The ladder is marked from “3 – 15”. There are AA Sights wings installed and are marked “2 – 3”.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The hardwood stock has a semi-pistol grip, finger grooves, nose cap with bayonet lug, cleaning rod, barrel band, two sling loops, a full length wood top handguard and a metal buttplate. There are compression marks, scuffs, scratches, and fill marks throughout the entire surface of the wood. There is also a chip behind the right side of the bayonet lug and a second chip just below the rear sights on the right side, both have been covered with stain. Just below the action on the left side of the stock there are two small drilled holes. The back left side of the stock has a 2 inch surface crack. The LOP measures 12.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Good overall condition for C&R.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: original.

Bore Condition: The bore is semi bright with defined rifling and little visible erosion. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 8/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 60% of its original finish. All of the metal surfaces have small dings, surface scratches, and rub wear. Some of the metal has begun to patina, specifically the bottom metal and butt plate. There is also wear on the friction points of the bolt and receiver. Overall this rifle is in Good Condition for C&R. For a better understanding of this rifle’s condition and appearance please see our photos.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Nagoya Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle stands as a distinctive variant of the Arisaka Type 99 rifle, tailor-made for the needs of airborne units in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Produced at the Nagoya Arsenal, this rifle featured unique characteristics to accommodate the demands of airborne operations. One prominent feature of the Nagoya Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle was its takedown design, utilizing a threaded captive pin and lug system allowing it to be disassembled into two separate pieces for ease of transport. This feature facilitated the rifle’s deployment in cramped spaces typical of airborne operations, such as aircraft and parachuting scenarios. Additionally, the Nagoya Type 2 Paratrooper Rifle was equipped with anti-aircraft sights, which were intended to aid in targeting aircraft. These specialized sights allowed the rifle to engage aerial targets more effectively. Its unique features and specialized design highlight the adaptations made by the Imperial Japanese Army to meet the specific requirements of their airborne units during World War II. Today, these rifles are prized by collectors and historians for their rarity and historical significance, offering insights into the equipment and tactics employed by Japanese airborne forces during the war. Please see our photos and best of luck with your bidding!!!-R.L.

Japanese Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Nagoya 7.7mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R
Japanese Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper Nagoya 7.7mm Bolt Action Rifle C&R